Full Title:English 6
Module Code:ENGL B8009
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use a broad range of upper-intermediate to advanced (B2+ to C1) level vocabulary and grammar with considerable accuracy in their spoken and written language in academic and general contexts.
  2. Complete a variety of writing tasks with considerable accuracy using a broad range of upper-intermediate to advanced (B2+ to C1) grammar and vocabulary.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of a broad range of upper-intermediate to advanced (B2+ to C1) level language in spoken and written English, in academic and general texts.
  4. Speak fluently, accurately and with clear pronunciation using upper-intermediate to advanced (B2+ to C1) English on certain topics in general and academic conversation.
  5. Host an academic seminar, where he/she interacts with other students to share ideas and express views.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Listening to a range of authentic texts at upper-intermediate level to develop listening comprehension, skills and listening strategies.
Developing fluency and accuracy in spoken English through the completion of, e.g., role plays, functional and other tasks on a variety of topics.
Reading authentic texts at upper-intermediate level to develop comprehension, reading skills and reading strategies.
Completing a variety of short writing tasks with a focus on using a broad range of lexis and grammar at upper-intermediate level. Tasks may include, for example, emails and letters applying for work, submitting applications, requesting information, communicating online.
Use of English
Developing a broad range of lexis and grammar, and developing fluency and accuracy in use of English.
Hosting a seminar
Phrases and strategies for hosting a seminar in a small-group academic setting. Seminars will have a language focus and will be topics will be student-selected. Students will develop seminar skills that involve expressing views, asking and answering questions, expressing agreement and disagreement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Presentation Hosting a language seminar. Each student chooses a topic area in which they would like to develop their language. They research the language (typically lexis, but may also include grammar points) relating to that topic and present it to classmates in the form of a small-group seminar, where all students are active participants, e.g., completing exercises based on the chosen theme and language focus, discussing the topic, role-playing, etc. Marks may be awarded for task completion, language focus, and range of lexis and grammar used (totally, e.g., 20% of marks). The process may also assess the spoken English that the student used during his/her own seminar and as an audience member during cl 1,4,5 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening test to assess comprehension of spoken English at upper-intermediate to advanced (B2+ to C1) level, in a variety of general and academic audio texts. 3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Reading assessment to assess comprehension of a variety of text genres (including academic and general) at upper-intermediate to advanced (B2+ to C1) level. 3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Writing and 'Use of English' test to assess a) students' skills in writing a variety of tasks of various registers and genres (e.g., emails, letters, memos, posts to a forum, notes), and b) students' use of English (mainly lexis and grammar). 1,2 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Student-centred, communicative, small-group language class. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study Self-study language development tasks, e.g., in grammar and vocabulary. Writing tasks. Listening and speaking projects. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Exercises in intensive and extensive reading. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F. 2005, English Vocabulary in Use: Upper Intermediate [ISBN: 0521677432]
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F. 2002, English Vocabulary in Use: Advanced [ISBN: 0521653975]
  • Hewings, M. 2005, Advanced Grammar in Use [ISBN: 0521532914]
  • Lott, H. 2005, Real English Grammar: Intermediate to Upper Intermediate [ISBN: 0462007448]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 6 Elective